TRAFFIC is already building up all the way along Botley Road this morning because of roadworks in the Abbey Road area. 

Temporary traffic lights are in force while Thames Water workers repair a sewer. 

Drivers are reporting major delays all the way along Botley Road past McDonald's and the Seacourt Tower. One motorist said it took him an hour to travel from West Way shops to Osney Industrial Estate. 

Work is expected to continue until Friday, July 18.